Your Illusion

Put yourself on a pedestal.
It’s a long way to fall.
You build a wall;
no one can shatter
your illusions.
Your perfection
a selection
of edited reality.
Your vanity
maintains your fragile sanity.

© Janey Colbourne 2016


Eve, the Serpent and Consciousness

The story of Eve and the serpent represents humanity’s awakening to self-consciousness, but also the individual’s journey. As we become aware of ourselves we fall out of the bliss of ignorance, but the process is necessary to grow, ultimately to expanded super-consciousness. The story of the Garden of Eden has been taken as a reason to blame women for humanity’s suffering. We need to move on from complaining that we are no longer in the bliss of babyhood and accept our quest to grow.

© Janey Colbourne 2016